Monthly Archives: July 2015

Illegal immigration is a serious issue, not a sideshow

One of the things that the meteoric rise of media mogul Donald Trump in the Republican primary has taught us is not that money or hair can buy good polling, but that there is a serious issue of major concern to many Americans that the other Republican candidates are completely failing to address: illegal immigration. […]

Donald Trump needs to end his travashamockery of a campaign

In recent days, Donald Trump reached new levels of insanity with the attack he leveled against U.S. Sen. John McCain. Now, having never been much of a John McCain fan — I voted for other candidates in the primaries (and caucuses) both times he ran for president — I never thought I’d find myself in […]

For Clinton, the new economy undercuts allies she depends on

There was an interesting dichotomy on display this week, as Hillary Clinton launched a new phase of her campaign (her third re-launch? her fourth?) with a focus on the economy. This was clearly a response to Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who has been drawing enormous crowds across the country as he began his campaign […]

Battle over constitutional carry may not yet be done

Gov. Paul LePage quietly signed one of the most controversial bills of the session into law this week, as he affixed his signature to LD 652, “An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit.” The bill, sponsored by first-term Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, did not follow an easy path through the […]